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Telltale Doctor Who Game? (Merged Threads)

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How would one make a Doctor Who game?
Shooter? No
RPG? Nah
Platformer? Maybe
Top Trumps game? Really? No.
Fighter? God no
Point and Click? Yes!

So who should do it?
Rare? British, show interest in the show on twitter. But no.
Top Trumps? No. Why did they do that to begin with?
BBC? No No No No
LucasArts? Stick their name on another popular Sci Fi series? No
Telltale? Yes!
Doctor who has been practially begging for a game for years. But something so story driven is a bit difficult to put into game format. You need something that seems you are playing a tv show. A point and click could work for this. It could also help the players think. Put them in the doctors shoes as he unravels a mystery. Then an episodic content would work even better. Make it seem just like a tv series.

But what about style? How about:

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I hope Telltale actually consider this one day. What about you? How do you feel on these ideas? Would they work?

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  • well, waggle to aim and use the sonic screwdriver, that might be cool

  • I got Kotaku to contact Nintendo who got offical comment and then emailed me back.

    Nintendo confirmed to them that their is no Doctor Who game coming to Wii or DS.

  • I'm feeling an overwhelming sense of Deja-Vu here.

    Thanks for the info, but you aren't on Gallifreybase by any chance are you?

  • you know this does not surprise me, the source being, you know, The Sun and all

  • similar to BTTF in structure, but more difficult, cannot emphasize that enough
    any thoughts ppl?

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    Shauntron Telltale Staff

    The team normally doesn't chime in on properties we wish we could work on, as not to set up unfair expectations. But speaking as a fan who just got started in the show this year I would make the HELL out of that trailer :)

  • And with the actual writers from the show. The existing adventure game series benefited from that. In fact, it's practically the only selling point to the games, other then the fact they're not awful.

    Telltale, take note of the amount of interest this game would generate. This guy used up his first (and as of posting, only) post to say how much he'd like a game. And on that note, welcome.

    But yeah, it would be fantastic if you guys would make such a game. You're the best people for it. Unfortunately, as the BBC have already given the license to a company making a series of adventure games, it's unlikely. Plus, the BBC would probably like them to be free to UK tax payers, which TTG's head honcho's wouldn't be too pleased with, i'd imagine. And I think organising the voice talent would be a nightmare, with Matt, Karen and arthur busy filming doctor who in the UK for 9 months of the year.

    *edit* @shauntron Now watch as your comments get blown widely out of proportions in a similair fashion to the wii-toaster comment... :p

  • @Friar said: And with the actual writers from the show. The existing adventure game series benefited from that. In fact, it's practically the only selling point to the games, other then the fact they're not awful.

    Ehh...

    While it would be awesome if Telltale got to make some Doctor Who games, it will never happen. As has already been said, someone else is making some, and that is incredibly unlikely to change. Plus, Telltale is an American company, and DW is a British show. While I wouldn't have a problem with this (Wallace & Gromit springs to mind) a lot of others would.

  • @Darth Marsden said: Ehh...

    While it would be awesome if Telltale got to make some Doctor Who games, it will never happen. As has already been said, someone else is making some, and that is incredibly unlikely to change. Plus, Telltale is an American company, and DW is a British show. While I wouldn't have a problem with this (Wallace & Gromit springs to mind) a lot of others would.

    I don't know, most people coped with the torchwood shift, and that was WAY more americanized than the BBC would permit the games to be.

  • @Friar said: I don't know, most people coped with the torchwood shift, and that was WAY more americanized than the BBC would permit the games to be.

    Torchwood and Doctor Who are two very different shows. Also, I see Torchwood as a standard action game, rather than an adventure.

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